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Hugh Chisholm

Hugh Chisholm was a mason/bricklayer and plaster who worked for Thomas Jefferson from 1796-1797 and again from 1801-1814. He laid bricks at Monticello and Poplar Forest and built the Monticello cisterns and garden pavilion.

Primary Source References

1796 December 7. "Richardson has worked 114. days @ 6/ Chisolm 44. do. @ 2/6 [=] £39-14."1

1797 April 10. "Richardson, Duke & Chisolm begin work. The 2 first @ 6/."2

1797 December 2. "Chisolm [has worked] 188½ days @ 4/."3

1801 August 23. "Paid Chisholm for plaistering &c. in full £4-10."4

1802 March 8. "[B]uilding ... Chisholm 15."5

1802 May 27. "Charge Chisolm 3. bush. corn @ 15/."6

1802 August 2. "Pd. Hugh Chisolm on acct. 10.D."7

1802 August 23. "I am to pay Joel Yancey for Hugh Chisolm 30."8

1802 September 20. "Settled with Hugh Chisolm to this day, and the balance due him is 210.75 D."9

1803 January 11. "Inclosed to Gabriel Lilly for Hugh Chisolm 100."10

1803 May 4. "Chisolm. brickwork 142.50."11

1803 June 8. "Inclosed 120.D. to Gabriel Lilly out of which he is to pay Hugh Chisolm 117.55 the balance with interest due him ante Sep. 20. & Jan. 11."12

1804 May 8. "Wanscher arrives this day. Hugh Chisolm agrees to work with him for 20.D. a month." 13

1804 August 19. "Pd. Hugh Chisolm 20.D."14

1804 November 10. "Inclosed to Gabriel Lilly for ... Hugh Chisolm 50."15

1805 April 13. "On settlement with Hugh Chisolm, I owe him 136.D. exclusive of some jobs begun Mar. 28. & not yet finished."16

1805 June 6. "Recd from bk. US. ... draughts ... on bk. US. in Baltim. ... J. Spear's orders from ... H. Chisolm 100.D."17

1805 September 17. "Pd. Chisolm 10.D."18

1805 September 27. "Hugh Chisolm £20-4."19

1805 September 29. "[P]d. Chisolm 10.D. Chisolm goes to Bedford to work at 20.D. pr. month."20

1806 January 19. "Inclosed to J. H. Freeman for ... Hugh Chisolm 67.33."21

1806 June 28. "Inclosed to Hugh Chisolm 20.D."22

1806 August 24. "[P]d. Chisolm 10.D. & I am to pay J. Speer abt. 25.D. for him."23

1806 September 13. "Paid John Speer for ... Hugh Chisolm 8-7-3 = 27.87."24

1806 September 25. "Inclosed to Hugh Chisolm 20.D. to pay for digging & on account."25

1806 October 18. "Accepted Hugh Chisolm's ord. in favr. John Kelly for 49/9=8.29."26

1806 November 17. "Inclosed to Hugh Chisolm (under cover to Mr. Steptoe) 20.D."27

1806 December 9. "Assumed to John Speer on order of ... Hugh Chisolm 18.50."28

1807 January 11. "Inclosed to Edmund Bacon ... for ... Chisolm 50."29

1807 February 9. "Inclosed to Edmund Bacon for ... Hugh Chisolm 50."30

1807 April 14. "Paid Hugh Chisolm 50.D."31

1807 June 8. "Inclosed to Edmund Bacon ... J. Kelly on acct. of Hugh Chisolm 75.87 ... Inclosed to Hugh Chisolm 30.D."32

1807 September 15. "Pd. Chisolm on acct. 10.D."33

1807 December 8. "Inclosed to E. Bacon ... for ... Hugh Chisolm 20.D."34

1808 January 5. "[R]emitted to E. Bacon ... for ... Hugh Chisolm 100."35

1808 February 8. "Inclosed to Edmd. Bacon for ... H. Chisolm 100."36

1808 March 8. "Inclosed to Edmund Bacon ... for Hugh Chisolm 100."37

1808 May 12. "Pd. Hugh Chisolm 60.D."38

1808 August 8. "Inclosed to Reuben Maury for Hugh Chisolm 43.D."39

1808 November 7. "Inclosed to Edmund Bacon ... J. Bullock for H. Chisolm 77.90 ... Inclosed to Hugh Chisolm 10.D. to John R. Chisolm for H. Chisolm 35.D."40

1809 January 7. "[D]esired him [George Jefferson] to pay as follows to Hugh Chisolm 150. D. on account."41

1809 January 23. "Drew upon [Gibson & Jefferson] ... to pay my order in favr. of ... Hugh Chisolm 157.16 ... Inclosed orders to Perry & Chisolm."42

1809 August 11. "Chisolm begins to work."43

1809 September 6. "H. Chisolm's brother begins to work."44

1810 September 17. "H. Chisolm begins to work."45

1810 November 17. "Settled with Hugh Chisolm and the balance of 136.61 due to him."46

1814 June 22. "Wrote to P. Gibson to remit 240.D. to Archibd. Robertson for J.A. Goodman to wit. to Nimrod Darnell on acct. Hugh Chisolm 20."47

1814 June 23. "Pd. Hugh Chisolm on acct. 10.D."48

1814 July 5. "Hugh Chisolm finished at Pop. For. the 1st. day of this month."49

1815 October 14. "He has pd. Wm. Ballard for me also 50.D. and to Hugh Chisolm 184.D."50

1820 May 5. "Chisolm's Lewis 1.D."51

1821 September 29. "Chisolm's Lewis gratuity for cistern 1.D."52

1822 March 23. "Gave Chisolm's Lewis 1.D."53

1822 April 7. "Pd. Lewis, Chisolm's, for work & gratuity 2.D."54

1822 July 18. "Chisolm's Lewis for hair .25."55

1822 July 25. "Chisolm's Lewis 1.D."56

1822 December 5. "Chisolm's Lewis, trimmr. N. Pavilion 1.D."57

1823 August 22. "Gratuity to Chisolm's Lewis 1.D."58

1824 August 6. "Drew on B. Peyton for 200.D. in favr. Joel Yancey for Hugh Chisolm."59

1826 January 14. "Chisolm's Lewis 3. days work opening flue of Appendix 3.50."60

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